All 2023 Certified Burner classes will be delivered through a combination of virtual classroom sessions and in-person group field activities. Topics to be covered include North Carolina’s Prescribed Burn Act, weather, fuels, topography, fire danger rating, managing smoke, firing techniques and burn plans. Participants will need suitable hardware for virtual learning environments, i.e., laptop or tablet, microphone, as well as reliable high-speed internet. A $25 fee will be collected before the course begins.
The course agenda consists of five-hour virtual classroom sessions on Monday and Tuesday, followed by a six-hour field session on Wednesday. Additional field groups may be scheduled on Thursday to meet demand. Field assignments will be made based on county of residence, but participants should be prepared to drive a few hours to the closest location.